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07/17/12
BUD CONNOLLY & HIS BAND
Filed under: POLITICS, #KERRY
Posted by: J. P. Hogan @ 9:09 am

Originally posted at http://2012us.jphogan.org  08/22/11

BUD CONNOLLY & HIS BAND
Filed under: POLITICS
Posted by: JP HOGAN @ 9:28 am

BUD CONNOLLY & HIS BAND

So you know me, mostly, already as a
Citizen Rosebud. That said do you know how to read or re-read these
following paragraphs now presented out of original order and all from
just before collapse of U.S.S.R.?

August 1991 had me of two political
letters written to Washington and following on a letter to the editors
from June 1991, attached so though original to New Haven, CT
market/readers. 

That said something written for New Haven with Yale so
much of such can be said by those who at least attempt such to actually
be knowingly have been written though as of New Haven as really a useful
global metaphor.

The trick in starting out to challenge
our current politicians and our media of such day was much in part to
intentionally avoid yellow journalism. I may have erred too much to
another extreme with some flattery or golden journalism, not quite yet
earned by those seemingly being spotlighted.

President Obama was about such time,
still hardly out of Harvard Law School and much an unknown Russian
Studies Love Child named Barry, maybe more of the dreams of his mother
than his father.  I don’t recall where he was living by August of 1991. 
He was born to salt and pepper parents as collatoral from their shared
passions then from meeting as students engrossed in Russian Studies. He
may have had an Oedipal need to RESET with the Russia of his weening
while his Secretary of State had a personal an autocratic need for her
two-fer sustaining.

So for me to still avoid Stockholm - a syndrom that would have me now liking and needing the Clintons that should be avoided:

From 1991 and the pen of J.P. Hogan - then a little known closet poet:

*Have you considered that Bush may not
want to be reelected; at least not with one hundred or probably even
eighty percent conviction.  He, himself, shortly after his election
visited the Lincoln memorial and said something to the effect that he
wondered if he too would be tested by the fire as was Lincoln.

Now like Lincoln he has and he has
come to international fame for helping to unite the world, not just a
nation.  We have a new world order and now our nation needs to undergo a
type of reconstruction.

I am at this moment reading KINGS OF
THE HILL by Cheney.  The chapter on Thaddeus Stevens.  At the top of
page 63, Cheney wrote: who had given the president the right to
determine the terms of reconstruction?  Stevens wasn’t alone in thinking
the matter belonged to the Congress and in resenting executive
incursion.

*With the reconstruction needed in
America to ready it for the increasing global competition the Executive
will need the ability to work effectively with the Hill.  We need a
strong democrat.

*New Haven is a great city, with
problems yes, but none that the culturally diverse and talented peoples
and businesses of the greater New Haven area can’t address and solve
together.

*It is getting tiresome to listen to
the candidates for mayor speaking of an either/or world, one in which
the problems are seen in black and white simplicity.  There is a NEW
WORLD ORDER emerging and what it amounts to is that if we, the people of
the greater New Haven area, are to survive let alone prosper in the
world economy we have to, out of economic necessity, resolve our
differences.  We don’t have to like each other but we do have to learn
to respect each other and our different backgrounds.  It is our great
cultural diversity in New Haven that already make the city great,
regionally.

*It is no wonder then that campaigning
has become negative when the democratic party and the republican party
instead of worrying about the needs of the community, state and nation
have instead focused on how to make themselves appear different and
better than the other party.  It is about time that they realize the
voters want substance in their representation.  We know what we need,
and we know what we want.  So Candidates, if you want to succeed show us
you know how to listen, and know how to lead.  In a Democracy we aim to
elect the candidate who will best serve our needs. [Yes, this is out of
place in original letter for being of a GLOBAL or NATIONAL while
structure of letter seeming just about a mayoral race]

*It is because of our successes as a
nation that the dollar sign is such a powerful and important symbol.  It
is a pity that so few people know where we got this symbol.  It is
nothing but the abbreviation for out nation… It represents capitalism,
its successes as well as its failures, but most importantly it
represents our leadership in the world.  The power behind the dollar is
WE THE PEOPLE, the democratic ideal. {I learned of dollar sign origins
from reading Ayn Rand}

[[ AGAIN THESE EXERPTS ARE ALL FROM
BEFORE COLLAPSE OF U.S.S.R., BY ME, AND NOT MOSTLY IN ORIGINAL ORDER,
AND QUITE HAND PICKED FROM THREE DIFFERENT LETTERS FROM JUNE TO AUGUST
OF 1991. THESE ARE HOW REPRESENTATIVE GEPHARDTS OFFICE CAME TO KNOW ME
JUST THEN AND SO GEORGE STEPHANOPOULUS AND DORA BUSH’S FIANCE THAT WAS
GEORGE’S EQUAL IN SUCH HILL OFFICE, THOUGH A KOCH.]]

*(FLATTERY???)  Personally, I think
you are the only democratic candidate that can defeat George Bush. 
Though I want to help you accomplish this feat, I’ll wait until later,
after I have proven my usefulness, to take up such an ambition.  For now
I’ll just try to offer encouragement. (Yikes, this is one of the
funniest political sentences I may ever have written so slanted to be
about Rep. Gephardt yet statistically because he was the only one that
had run before still left from Democrats A team to not seem maybe an
afterthought.)  (I was a Reagan and Bush supported then and much of
concerns mentioned in blog before this one.) (My use of lower case
democratic when a upper case Democratic seemingly desired and vice versa
was intentional and poetic/telling not a typo.)

*Unless we get a democrat in office we
are likely to lose our role as leader in social structures.  Now that
the world is copying our example our job becomes more difficult.  We can
no longer rest on our laurels, other cities, states, and nations are
now closing the gap and are eager to try to show the U.S.A. a better
way.  We are history if we lose this lead.  Unlike our position in the
market which we can regain, I fear our social lead if lost would be lost
forever.  Let us never fail to be the greatest union of peoples united
through self-interest!

*It seems people are getting tired of
hearing about our great international relations and benevolence.  WE THE
PEOPLE will soon demand to know what’s in it for us. I just hope it is a
Democrat who can tie the big picture together and communicate it to ‘we
the people’.  To borrow a phrase: We must think globally but act locally, in
the cities and the states.  (Maybe even funnier.  My hope for it
Democrat not to favor a Democrat over President Bush and Republicans but
specifically because our greatest threat may have been that the
Democrats seemed furthest from and near incapable of such at such time.)

*New Haven, Connecticut is a city to
watch.  There is a subtle movement underway that might just set an
example for all cities to follow.  The people are standing up for their
rights and beliefs and are striving to improve their lot.  The city is
becoming a team which is also just starting to recruit the suburbs. The
Greater New Haven Area is just starting to realize the issues are not as
simple as black and white.  There seems to be a growing understanding
that in order to protect our local economy we will have to all work
together as a team to compete globally.  The local paper has gotten
behind this effort.

Note:  I have now finished KNOWN AND
UNKNOWN and appreciate that such memoir neither confirms nor denies nor
walks all over or walks much at all over my story from same years.  My
story does fit uncontested yet untold around all that I have just read. 
My story though is complicated for all of above was written to play
politics, Democrat Party politics, for my Dad and my sister then on
Senator Dodd’s staff, without my playing politics, and bipartisan and
Republican politics being a hindrence to my efforts to help them enhance
and improve so politically at risk, and while the Mayor of New Haven
was its first black mayor and like me also a Villanova University
alum. Bud Connolly was Joseph V. Connolly Sr.’s son and a Block Island
Times columnist those years he and his wife (bride) Violette hosted me
summers as their SUMMER SON.  Bud Connolly had a big band while his
father was still alive and running much of Hearst during those years
around dramatization of CITIZEN KANE, but I had already been at least a
year into calling myself: More a Citizen Rosebud than a CITIZEN KANE. 
Joe’s (Bud’s) father JVC Sr. suggested there were not enough old
successful drummers for his son to keep up his (successful) big band
leading days as a real career - Joe’s father died early, and maybe from
efforts trying from turning around Hearst in the years its founder was
fading and passing and being treated as he was with CITIZEN KANE. If you
want to understand CITIZEN ROSEBUD better you may have to ask both
Patty and Anne Hearst and about hopes and alliances for good kept since
near about 1983, I can only give you my side. 

Oh, yeh, Donald Rumsfeld, and, Bush
Admin were offered this collection drawn from here, in complete, both to
help America after 9/11 and as well to fix so much that the Clintons
had gotten wrong, and dangerously wrong. It wasn’t an ordained solution
already ready but it was American and reusable from days of its original
conception as about mostly same balances and issues around days of
PERSIAN GULF WAR.  We may have known who our enemies were by 9/12 and
maybe a already worked out once way to check their ambitions and
strategies. 

Once written and shared, though, the
above was best to be kept from ever helping my Dad or sister try to pull
rank on me, they just think differently and may be incapable of
understanding all its nuance at once.  Such though is more a real
criticism of political skill specifically deficient in Clintons, and
their mea culpas.

Also:  Recently it was Senator John
Kerry who seemed to actually confess to war crimes in a Senate hearing
with him near of (to Republicans & world): You have us on our drone
use and lack of due process.

Democrats and Republicans are very noticeably different and distinctly so these days, thankfully.

[NOTE: THE HARD JUSTIFIED LEFT MARGIN WITH IRREGULAR RIGHT MARGINS IS AN INCIDENTAL RESULTANT FROM COPY & PASTE REPOSTING - IT IS NOT BY DESIGN AND IS A LOT OF WORK TO GO THROUGH AND CORRECT.]

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